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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2009. - 2012.
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2008. - 2012.
B - City car
hatchback, 5 door
front

Dimensons & Volumes

4052 mm
1693 mm
1445 mm
292 liters
847 liters
45 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
3940 mm
1710 mm
1490 mm
295 liters
1060 liters
45 liters

Engine

Volkswagen
1.2 L3 BBM
Petrol
3 - Inline, 2 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1198 cc
60 hp
108 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Hyundai
1.25 Kappa
Petrol
4 - Inline, 3 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1248 cc
80 hp
118 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
949 kg
15.9 s
155 km/h
7.1 l/100km
4.4 l/100km
5.4 l/100km
125 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
945 kg
12.9 s
165 km/h
6.5 l/100km
4.5 l/100km
5.2 l/100km
124 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
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l/100km
l/100km
g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
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Expenses

3050 EUR
Price from
2800 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the city car segment and utilize the same 5-door hatchback body style and the front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a Volkswagen-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 3-cylinder, 6-valves 60hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 12-valves 80hp engine designed by Hyundai.

Safety

Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), with the same number of safety stars gained in the process. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. Both vehicles belong to the city car segment, which is generally not a very good thing safety-wise, but that fact doesn't break the tie between the two cars. Furthermore, if we'd like to consider vehicle mass in this context too, which we definitely should, the Spanish car offers a marginal difference of 1% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Hyundai does have a slight advantage, all the models observed together. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Seat with an average rating of 4.4, and models under the Hyundai badge with 4.6 out of 5. The same official information place Ibiza 37% above average, and i20 those same 37% below the first one. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as the Spanish car rank it on average as 3.8, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 4.6 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Hyundai is way more agile, reaching 100km/h in 3 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 165 kilometers per hour, 10km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 5.3 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (53 mpg), in combined cycle.


Verdict

Hyundai appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the Spanish car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. From there things take a different direction, with Hyundai outracing its opponent in any situation possible, making it better choice for boy racers. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Hyundai. In any case that's my personal view, built upon all the data available to me. What should decide here though is the way you feel about the two vehicles, and I hope you'll find my guidelines useful in the process. In case you have two minutes to spare I invite you to define your needs, desires and budget and see which car would be chosen by the virtual adviser, among thousands of similar, yet so different vehicles.

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